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Salutations

Welcome, to the first Dead Pancreas Anxiety post. How are YOU doing today?I’m okay – not great, not terrible. Just chilling in the grey zone as I typically do. But seriously, how are you?I genuinely want to know. My name is Rebecca, but feel free to call me Reba. Nowadays most people do. So, please, […]

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NO BAD DIABETICS

In 1931, Mahatma Ghandi gave a speech during which he uttered the phrase, a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members. I think this idea is also applicable to the communities we create. Like the diabetes community. Currently swirling around our seemingly picturesque landscape of pancreas-challenged folx are some terribly nasty […]

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BODY OF BETRAYAL

TRIGGER WARNING: this post contains events of self harm and sexual assault. Before we go any further, dive any deeper, please know that this was a difficult post. It has been in the works for several months and experienced many rewrites. I’m certain it is not well written in the least. And it took me […]

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HIGH AND FRIGHT-Y

It is a holiday. But my husband had to work. So we did the typical barbecue thing as a late lunch/really-early supper. Before he goes in to manage a bunch of teenagers who will inevitably be harassed by the drunken public. Before, during and after the fireworks displays. Stupidly I neglected to eat breakfast. I […]

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LOST IN MY MIND

Gosh, it’s been a spell. Which means this is likely to turn into a bit of a ramble. But I’m not going to apologize. Like I normally would. There would be no point. I have nothing to apologize for, right? Did I (semi) remove myself from the chaos encircling the world? Fucking right I did. […]

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THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS

Mental health has gone mainstream. Viral even. But mental health is not mental illness. Even though the two terms are increasingly used as if they are synonyms. For those living in the US, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, here in Canada awareness is raised in October. Regardless, I thought it a relevant time to […]

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QUICK 11: KARA

Who are you? Please, introduce yourself.  My name is Kara Miller.  I have 2 sons (almost 5 and almost 7), 2 cats, a dog, and an amazing husband.  I am a high school math teacher and doctoral student. Twitter: @karabear80 facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Karabear80 T1D diagnosis date: May 19, 1986 How did you feel about your T1D diagnosis? If […]

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INFO MANIAC

The amount of accessible information increases exponentially every single day. The digital era has brought along with it a consumption issue, an insatiable thirst unquenched even by the ever-growing availability of information. One trip to the web finds us absorbing inconceivable amounts of data. And that amount isn’t necessarily problematic. What is a problem is […]

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OUT OF SIGHT, BUT ON MY MIND

Many of us have been in one spot for the last several weeks. But that hasn’t stopped me from feeling utterly and completely lost. Those dark feelings I am so used to feeling have lingered longer and heavier with each day that passes. The logic that resides so deeply within wants me to believe that […]

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MISS REPRESENTATION

How we see ourselves in the world has a lot to do with if we see ourselves in the world. The world is a fast paced social media-centric place nowadays. And a lot of what we deem to be normal and/or acceptable comes from pages and/or screens. Pages and screens that are created using sweeping […]

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DOMINION OF GREY

When I was diagnosed with my first mental illness I was about fifteen years old. It was explained to me like this… …if you think of inherently happy people as being in the white and severely depressed people as being in the black…you live in the grey… …and, to me, that made perfect sense. It […]

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